onceblind (3539) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
At Epic Beer Fest 2013. Clear brilliant gold under a foamy white head. Aroma is wheaty and boozy with a pale malt backbone and some doughy ester. Flavor is quite doughy and wheaty, totally lacking coriander, with a slight orange bitterness. Not what I had hoped for, un-nuanced, and overly doughy/boozy.
HoppyBudgie (606) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Liberty of the seas. Hazy orange/amber color, offwhite head. Malty wheat aroma, bready and with yeasty notes. Malty, oily alcohol flavor, wheat, bread and some hops.
Ed5388 (1598) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a murky orange color with a finger of fluffy white head. Aroma has a slight malty breadyness, with some citrus, spices, and lots of alcohol. Taste is very boozy, with some spices and maltyness.
tnkw01 (933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Taste is a little coriander but way too much of the alcohol taste is there. Aroma, alcohol. Hazy golden color good head.
suprchunk (1926) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper pour. Small off white head. Not much lacing. Big bready malt aroma. Big alcohol. Taste is sweet and very much like Samichlaus. Not bad.
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beertholomeus (482) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a creamy white head. Wheat, yeast, fruit, and spice aromas. Wheat, yeast, coriander and spice flavors. Yeasty finish.
bitbucket (2154) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Let’s take a quick look at the commercial description:
Sam Adams Imperial White pushes the boundaries of a witbier. While the brew delivers orange and coriander notes typical of a witbier, it has a bigger mouthfeel and body. It is truly a unique brew.
I agree with the ’truly a unique brew’ part. I can detect a bit of coriander after my taste buds plow through a mountain of residual sugar. And after I finished the glass I do get some residual orange. So I guess that qualifies as sort of like a witbier. Or it could just be a malt liquor with a lot of residual sugar and some spice.
Jasond612 (211) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
7/6/13 bought from RW and drank at a BBQ at my house with A&D and M&D. Holy shit this beer was bad. Not what I expected at all. Tastes very Carmely and bleck. Thought it would be a nice summer beer for dinner. Not even close
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Yatesed (37) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured golden haze, one finger head, taste of carmel hits right away with several other flavors overwhelming the palate. Too busty for my taste.
marcus (5876) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours light amber with a rich off-white head and a fruity and alcohol aroma There is a strangely sweet malty flavor that finishes very bitter and peppery. Not a good combination of tastes.